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Monday 11th May, 2015

Local tenants who want to make a difference in their community are invited to find out more about the volunteering opportunities available at two events this week.

As part of Wigan and Leigh Homes’ Deal for tenants, launched by Wigan and Leigh Homes in partnership with Wigan Council earlier this year, the housing company is asking tenants to help them improve their local neighbourhoods and strengthen communities, by doing things like sharing their skills with others.

There are lots of different ways tenants can get involved, from representing tenants’ views on the board to judging the annual gardening competition. They’re also looking for people with digital and employment skills who can help others get online or find a job.

All volunteers will receive support in their role from Wigan and Leigh Homes, including free training. Expenses will also be covered.

Marjorie Marsden, vice chair of Wigan and Leigh Homes Board and a tenant, said: “We already have great support from many of our tenants and residents but we need more. Being a volunteer is extremely rewarding - not only does it give you the opportunity to meet new people and learn new skills, but it also helps you to make a positive difference to your local community.”

To find out more about the volunteering opportunities available come along to one the informal information sessions this week at Leigh Masonic Hall on Tuesday 12th May and Douglas Valley Children’s Centre in Wigan on Thursday 14th May. Both sessions will start at 6pm until 8pm.

Refreshments will be provided and attendees will be entered into a free prize draw for the chance to win a range of prizes including £100 and £50 high street vouchers, plus tickets to see Wigan Warriors.

No previous experience is necessary.

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